Borrow and Renew

Check Out Materials

The book collection is located on the 1st and 2nd floors and can be checked out at the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor.

Item Type

Loan Period

Fine

Reserve items

Books:
1- or 2-hour loan period
24-, 48-, or 72-hour loan period

DVDs:
3-hour loan

$5 per hour (hourly items)

$5 per day (for 24+ hour loan period)

Books

Varies by RIT affiliation

$1 per day when book has been requested by another patron and has not been returned by the recall date

Individual Journal Issues 7 days $1 per day when item has been requested by another patron and has not been returned by the recall date

Laptops

4 hours

$5 per hour for each item (laptop and charger)

Calculators
Laptop chargers
Whiteboard marker kits
HDMI cables
Various electronic accessories

4 hours

$5 per hour

DVDs*
DVD Players

3 days

$5 per day

*Some exceptions to loan periods may apply.

RIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni may borrow library materials by presenting a current RIT ID at the Library Services Desk at the time of checkout. Two forms of ID are required to borrow a laptop.

Fines for hourly loan items are assessed after a brief grace period, then continue to accumulate at the rates above.

If you have a fines balance of $5 or more, your borrowing privileges are suspended until the fines are paid.

Book Loan Period

Affiliation with RIT *

Loan Period **

Renewals ***

Number of Items at a Time

Undergraduate

6 weeks

3 times

500

Graduate

End of semester

3 times

500

Regular Faculty/Staff

End of academic year

2 times

500

Alumni

6 weeks

3 times

500

Osher Lifelong Learning Members

6 weeks

3 times

500

RRLC Access Pass Holders 6 weeks 3 times 5

Family Borrowers

6 weeks

3 times

10

Other Patrons

May vary by patron

None

3

* New books (acquired within the past year) may not be available for loan to all patron types.

** For regular circulating materials. Reserves, multimedia, and some other materials have shorter loan periods.

*** See the Recall Policy for further clarification of the renewal policy.

Recall Notices

If a patron requests a book that is currently checked out, the original borrower receives an email with a revised due date.  Patrons are always guaranteed a three-week checkout. Once the initial three weeks are passed, books can be recalled. If a book is recalled you must return it by the due date to avoid recall fines of $1 per day.

Fines totaling more than $5 will suspend your borrowing privileges. Failure to return library books will cause a registrar block to be placed on your student account. This will prevent you from registering for classes.

If you have any more questions about fines, please stop by the Library Services Desk or email us at circwml@rit.edu.

Renewal Policy

Books can be renewed as long as another user has not requested use of that material.  Items can be renewed online in My Library Account, in person at the Library Services Desk, or by phone at (585) 475-2562.

Times when we are not able to process a renewal request:

  • The item has been requested by another patron
  • You are not currently registered for courses
  • You are not currently employed by RIT (Faculty/Staff)
  • The primary cardholder is no longer affiliated with RIT (Family borrowers/Linked accounts)
  • You have fines totalling more than $5 on your library account

Recall Policy

If a patron requests a book that is currently checked out, the original borrower receives an email with a revised due date.  Patrons are always guaranteed a three-week checkout. Once the initial three weeks are passed, books can be recalled. Overdue recalled books accrue fines of $1 per day.

Account Information

With your library account, you can:

  • View and renew currently checked out items
  • View unpaid fines
  • View and cancel requests (holds)
 

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